Local 142

Des Moines’ United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers

Start Your Career in Roofing & Waterproofing

We offer the support and opportunities you need to kick off your journey. Gain valuable skills, earn a living wage with benefits, and become part of a community that values your work.

Your path to a successful career begins here, where learning a trade opens doors to a world of possibilities. Join us today and build the foundation for a rewarding future in roofing and waterproofing.

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What's in it for You?

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Competitive Wages

  • Great starting wages
  • Increases as apprenticeship progresses
  • Journeyworker/Technician wages after apprenticeship completion
  • Journeyworker/technician wage increases through CBA agreements
  • Foreman wage increases
  • Roofing is a profession that is always in demand
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Career & Growth Opportunities

Learn from experts and open doors to broader career options within our trade.

  • Apprentice
  • Journeyworker/Technician
  • Foreman
  • Superintendent
  • Sales/Estimating
  • Union Contractor
  • Union Representative
  • Union Offices/Trustees
  • Apprenticeship Instructor/Director
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Education & Training

  • All aspects of safety/OSHA training
  • Classroom training
  • Hands-on traning
  • On-the-job training
  • State-of-the-art roofing/waterproofing systems
  • Industry related certification/qualification training
  • Continual upgrade training
  • Math and bluepring reading
  • Mechanical/technical equipment
  • Waterproofing/Air Barrier
  • Green building technology
  • Foreman training
  • Learn More
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Benefits of the Trade

  • Union membership
  • Excellent retirement benefits
  • Family health and wlefare
  • Veteran GI bill benefits
  • Lifetime skills
  • Worker representation
  • Employment assistance
  • Membership portability
  • Diverse workforce
  • Union sportsmens alliance
  • Union Plus Benefits
  • Nationwide organization
  • Mentoring Programs
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Explore Our Union

Take a closer look at who we are and what we stand for. Our story is all about craftsmanship, dedication, and a shared commitment to doing things right. From the early days to the values that guide us today, see what makes us a cohesive community

Take the Next Step

Learning a trade is your gateway to a whole world of possibilities. Explore a career in roofing and waterproofing.

Start your journey with us. Gain skills, build expertise, and be a part of a strong trade community.